Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are causing quite a ruckus with the music video for their new single, “Señorita”. With intimate scenes and steamy choreography, it’s no surprise why their fans have been raving about the video since it dropped on June 20th, 2019.
Now it’s no secret that Shawn and Camila are close, and fans have been waiting for a new collaboration since their first single together in 2015, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. After months of teasing their supporters, the duo dropped their new song. Finally “Señorita” was officially confirmed as a single June 21st, 2019.
One Night Stand? Or Something More?
The music video opens with a close up of Mendes that quickly cuts to a full shot of him sitting on a motorcycle. As the song begins to play, Camila‘s character comes into frame. Mendes portrays a customer in the diner where Cabello‘s waitress character works.
Then, the video continues with the story of what appears to be either a one night stand or possibly a quick fling. Furthermore, the way in which the video is edited makes the timeline difficult to determine. However this seems to be intentional and not a mistake.
For instance, there are several scenes between the characters that include them dancing, riding the motorcycle, and sitting in a diner booth together. These less intimate scenes provide viewers with the idea that there’s something more going on. However, the risqué scenes are extremely intense and obviously made to stand out. This supports the idea that perhaps it was only a one time thing.
As a result, the confusing time sequence and editing style makes the audience uncertain about the situation. At the end of the video we see Mendes staring out at a lake, perhaps contemplating his current position. Simultaneously, Cabello‘s character appears upset as she speaks with a coworker outside the diner before heading back to work.
Is it possible that the editors wanted viewers to feel the same confusion about the relationship that the characters themselves felt?
The Best of Friends
If there was a competition for the cutest pair of best friends, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes would certainly win. Despite their intimate scenes in the “Señorita” video, the two stand by their statement that they are just friends.
In fact, Shawn even briefly mentions how many of the personal scenes were actually a bit uncomfortable. In a recent Q&A with fans, Shawn spoke about the of filming “Señorita”.
There’s a compilation of us every time we were about to do a serious scene, we would scream as loud as we possibly can at the top of our lungs just to remove all the awkwardness. That was my favorite part!Shawn Mendes
It’s quite sweet how the two were able to come up with a silly solution to the awkwardness!
Thankfully, there is no end in sight for this friendship, and it’s safe to say that we are all anticipating more collaborations!
Words: Sophia Mora | Featured Photo: Shawn Mendes on Twitter